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Weekly Coronavirus Report: What Happened Today

Around the World:

  • Deaths in the U.S. passed 1,000, as confirmed cases nationwide rose to more than 68,100.

  • Iran banned intercity travel, as confirmed cases in the country surpassed 29,400 and the death toll hit 2,234.

  • New Zealand started a one-month mandatory lockdown to slow the spread of the virus.

  • Russia announced plans to ground all international flights, with exceptions for repatriation flights bringing Russian citizens home and those with special government approval.

  • President Trump approved a major disaster declaration for New Jersey, as confirmed cases in the state soared to 4,402.

  • The Indianapolis 500, the world's oldest automobile race, has been postponed until Aug. 23.

  • Wall Street rallied for the third straight day, despite record-breaking unemployment claims in the U.S.

  • The number of cases in California climbed past 3,000, while the number of deaths statewide stood at 65.

  • U.S. coronavirus cases surpassed China. The U.S. reported at least 82,474, with more than 1,100 deaths, while China reported 81,961 cases and more than 3,000 deaths.

  • Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announced a stay-at-home directive, ordering residents to remain in their homes as much as possible and for nonessential businesses to temporarily close. The state also announced its first coronavirus death, in addition to a total of 90 confirmed cases.

Sources: The COVID Tracking Project and NBC News


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